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  1. The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat, Revised & Updated
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  2. The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat, Revised & Updated

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The Essentials of Living Aboard educates both dreamers and explorers with information about this wonderful and rewarding lifestyle. Mark Nicholas has combined his experience of life aboard with the advice of other liveaboards, marina owners, technicians, boat manufacturers and advocates in order to detail the challenges and offer real advice for success. This lifestyle, typically thought to be out of reach or "for other people," is now available to all who dream.
Essentials explains, among other things how to:
•Figure out your needs •Choose the right boat •Buy your boat •Choose the right marina •Prepare for the lifestyle •Outfit your boat •Plan for all climates •Forecast your costs •and more!

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Mark Nicholas
Kindle Edition
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Paradise Cay Publications, Inc.
Paradise Cay Publications, Inc.
Paradise Cay Publications, Inc.
Paradise Cay Publications, Inc.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I thought this book would be more informative for cruising but it's mostly informative for living in a dock and buying boats to live in a dock. If living in a dock is what you want then this is the book for you but if actually sailing your boat is what you want then this is not the book for you.
This book provided an interesting level of insight from an author who lives aboard his boat but also appears to have and otherwise "normal" life in that he has a job and is not a sailing gypsy, not that there is anything wrong with living that dream, but it is not available to many of us. Thus this book fully met my expectations of many of the realities of living aboard a sailboat. While some tet is repeated apparently I suppose since many of the chapters were written at different times and then composed into a book. Still I found the topic interesting enough to get through the entire book in just a few days of spare time reading. I would strongly suggest anyone preparing themselves for this lifestyle change read this book. It is not how to prepare your boat for blue water sailing as there are books for that, but how to prepare yourself and your boat for the adjustment to living aboard a very small space. I did find it eye-opening to realize all of the possessions one... Read more
This is a must read for anyone contemplating living aboard a boat. Living aboard includes those wishing to do the Great Loop(you will be living aboard for 9 months afterall). However, this is not a cruising guide to doing the loop. It is a comprehensive book that I suspect everyone will take something from dealing with the boat buying process starting with common sense thoughts about what you want vs what you need, the importance of using a broker, financing, costs of operation and the whole buying process. If you are considering doing the loop or just living aboard (read, the same thing) this is where you should begin.

Many have criticized the author for talking about Boston too much. In all fairness, it is well written citing real experiences and Boston is where his boat is! I would no expect him to write about Marathon if he has never lived aboard there. His cold weather principles are sound and should be helpful

I am getting closer and closer to my... Read more
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